The Music Department are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the first year of seed funding for the creation of two hubs of excellence here in the Diocese of Nottingham around its Multi-Academy Trusts in Derby and Nottinghamshire. Bishop Patrick McKinney commented that he was "delighted that our Diocese is joining the National Schools Singing Programme and grateful to the Hamish Ogston Foundation for supporting the Church in this important area of evangelisation." Diocesan Chief Operating Officer David Lawes said "Under the leadership of our Director of Music Gregory Treloar we will be working with children in our schools to develop musical excellence and create choirs. This financially sustainable programme allows the transmission of musical opportunities over many years to large numbers of boys and girls in our two biggest population centres."
Here in Nottingham we will be looking forward to establishing our two new choirs for boys aged 7-13 and Girls and 7-13 in September to work alongside the Youth Choir for children aged 13-18. All these choirs are free and un-auditioned. If your child is interested in joining the Youth Choir, please do get in touch.
For more information about the National Schools Singing Programme visit:
National Schools Singing Programme | Catholic Grant Funding (nssp.org.uk)